Water damage is one of the most common types of homeowner insurance claims. There are different variations on each policy, so if you do experience a broken pipe, bathtub overflow or appliance failure, be sure you know your coverage.
Regardless of the type of coverage you have, First Call 24/7 understands the importance of quickly addressing a water damage situation. Servicing the Ft. Lauderdale and South Florida area for 10 years, we have adopted a commitment to your satisfaction. Certified by the IICRC, we have gone through the right coursework and testing to stay up-to-date on the most recent technologies and procedures.
If you are filing a claim with your insurance company, we can work directly with your insurance adjuster to provide the proper information. This would include daily moisture readings and job-site photos.
First Call 24/7 is fully equipped with an emergency response team available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you place a call, our team will arrive within 45 minutes or less. Especially with water damage, we understand that timing is critical. The longer water sets into your building materials, the more at risk you are for secondary damage such as mold growth, delamination and hardwood floor buckling.
When we arrive to your home, our technicians will go to work! As soon as the initial evaluation and assessment is complete, the team will quickly get started extracting any standing water. We are very thorough in this process because the more we can extract, the faster the rest of the drying process will be.
When you call First Call 24/7, we guarantee a fast turn-around. Many restoration companies will drag the drying process along for 4-7 days; not because they are being dishonest, but because they are using outdated technologies. First Call 24/7 has invested in the latest drying technology to dry your home in less than three days. Period.
Thermal Heat Drying
What is our secret? Thermal heat drying systems. Direct heat application, when paired up with conventional dehumidification and air movement can speed up the drying process by days.
Many times carpet, padding, drywall and other porous materials need to be discarded after a water loss. With thermal heat and direct heating technologies, we can dry out those materials without having to replace.
This not only saves time, but also saves the money it would cost to replace these materials. Another benefit is you avoid all of the mess that comes along with replacing. Dust, debris, added stress of a prolonged repair and heartache are all avoided. In addition, with the direct drying methods used, we heat the air in the home to a level that prevents and stalls mold growth in its tracks.
Even though we use an increase in heat to speed up the drying process, our equipment is thermostat controlled which provides a constant temperature in the building’s environment. This way, we avoid any damage from excessive heat loads.
Prevention of Water Damage
Water damage can be unpredictable at times, but there are ways to prevent the unexpected from happening. Read on to see which action steps you can take:
- Keep up with home maintenance
- Shut off water when you are leaving to go on vacation
- Keep water dripping from your faucets during extremely cIold days
- Inspect and replace any worn fittings and hoses on your appliances that use water
- When you see a problem, immediately address it.
The key to water damage prevention is to immediately address any issues you find. A small problem can easily be fixed, however if left to sit could cause massive damage in a short period of time. The worse water damage cases we have seen have been ones that started off small, and the homeowners did not pay attention until it was too late.
Choose First Call 24/7
First Call 24/7 is fully equipped with an emergency response team available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you place a call, our team will arrive within 45 minutes or less. Servicing the Ft. Lauderdale and South Florida area for 10 years, we have adopted a commitment to your satisfaction. One of the early adopters of thermal heat drying, we have the ability to cut down your dry times significantly. Whether you are paying out of pocket or filing an insurance claim, when you choose First Call 24/7 we will restore your home to pre-loss conditions faster than any other company!
Interested in learning more? Give us a call at 1-866-637-9669 for your no-obligation free estimate!